Leigh-Anne Pinnock finally released her first solo single Don’t Say Love on Friday, sending fans into a frenzy with one even branding it ‘life changing’.
The catchy tune raced to the top of the iTunes charts following it’s debut alongside a very sexy music video.
Former Little Mix star Leigh-Anne, 31, sizzled as she slipped into a white latex gown before donning skimpy ensembles for a string of dance routines.
The impressive video also saw the stunner sport numerous hairstyles including her raven braids styled high on top her head.
Later Leigh-Anne modelled a plunging black feathered frock as well as a nude illusion look as she strutted her stuff with dancers.
The video ended with Leigh-Anne jumping into the ocean as text appeared on screen reading ‘To be continued’.
Racing to Twitter one fan branded the track: ‘The best solo debut from a girl group since Beyoncé…. Leigh is coming to slay.
Beyoncé Knowles, 41, released her first solo song Crazy In Love to universal praise in 2003, after catapulting to fame in Destiny’s Child, she has since gone on to iconic status and sell over 29.5M albums.
Another fan said: ‘Leigh Anne’s music video is a life changing experience’.
A third commented: ‘Don’t Say Love is a hit for sure’ and a fourth suggested Leigh-Anne was now entering her ‘epic era’.
Someone else posted: ‘Visuals, come through my girl. What an introduction to who Leigh-Anne is. The video is so beautifully done and every single look is a serve, you absolutely nailed this my girl. My heart feels so full and proud of you right now. Go get ’em’.
And: The looks, the sets, the music, the vocals. LEIGH-ANNE IS NOT MESSING AROUND’.
With one more exited fan saying: ‘GUYS!!! Don’t Say Lobe has officially reached number 1 on UK iTunes in less than an hour’.
In December 2021, Little Mix announced that they were taking an indefinite break from touring together to pursue their own solo careers.
The group – Leigh-Anne, Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall – had continued as a trio after Jesy’s departure three years ago, and split after finishing their Confetti tour in May 2022.
The girls – who became a trio in December 2020, when Jesy quit the band – might be doing their own things over the next few years, but they have vowed to carefully align their schedules so there is no chance of them facing each other in the charts.
Perrie told The Sun: ‘We’ve all said we will let each other know when we’re going to release so we don’t end up clashing in the charts. We’re rooting for each other, not competing against each other.’
Jade – who has inked a deal with Sony’s RCA Records and has joined Harry Styles’ management – added: ‘It’s just not going to happen. There will be a conscious effort from all of us to make sure of that.’
Leigh-Anne said: ‘We are so close and that’s the thing. We’re all going to be in communication about this the whole time.’
It comes after Leigh-Anne showed off her sparkling wedding ring for the first time this week after tying the knot with Andre Gray in Jamaica.
She also finally broke her silence on her much publicised feud with former Little Mix bandmate Jesy Nelson.
The bad blood started in 2021 after leaked Instagram messages allegedly from Leigh-Anne accused Jesy who had left the pop group the previous year, of ‘blackfishing’ and appropriating black culture after darkening her skin and changing her hair for solo video Boyz.
Jesy’s collaborator Nicky Minaj, 40, later accused Leigh-Anne of only speaking out now that her former pal was no longer helping the band make money. The rapper also accused her of trying to ruin Jesy’s new solo career before branding the rest of Little Mix ‘jealous miserable clowns’.
Now Leigh-Anne has spoken out about the drama, which occurred just weeks after she welcomed twins with now husband Andre.
Telling British Vogue: ‘I found myself in this massive drama on Twitter, maybe a month after giving birth, and one of the babies smiled at me for the first time.’
Going on to say: ‘I was just like, “Well, this puts everything into perspective, doesn’t it?”.
‘All I had to do was put the phone down and it went away, because it’s not real.’